The Hurt Locker

This is a film about a side of war that you rarely see. Sargent James is a maverick that is a specialist at one thing, disarming bombs. This film is set in Iraq, where bombs are prevalent is found by private citizens are military alike. This special squad is called in to do what they do best, with James as their leader. But James is a new addition to the group who is still working on earning the trust of those around him. With stakes this high, there isn’t room for a mistake, especially one that could have been avoided if you knew you could trust the man next to you. Even if you don’t like movies about war, you may like this one. It is suspenseful without being contrived and gets into the emotion of the scene. Great for time alone or a watching with others, as long as you are in the mood for something a bit heavier.